YOUR GROWING BABY Pregnancy: Week By Week Period in the Ovum Weeks 1-4: By around week 3 -before many women even know they are pregnant - your baby’s brain & spinal chord are quickly starting to develop and will continue to form throughout your entire pregnancy. By the end of this period your baby is about the size of a grain of rice. 1-2 Period of the Embryo (in weeks) 3 4 5 Period of dividing zygote, implantation & bilaminar embryo 6 Period of the Fetus (in weeks) 7 8 12 16 20-36 38 body part or feature that is growing or developing %HQHÀWVRIQRWGULQNLQJDQ\ZLQHEHHURU OLTXRUGXULQJWKHÀUVWPRQWKRISUHJQDQF\ EUDLQFHOOVJHWDJRRGVWDUWJURZLQJ \RXUEDE\UHFHLYHVSOHQW\RIIRRGDQG oxygen for healthy growth Central Nervous System (CNS) Heart If it is hard for you to stop using, talk to your care SURYLGHURUFDOOIRUFRQÀGHQWLDO KHOSÀQGLQJWKHULJKWVHUYLFHVIRU\RXUQHHGV Weeks 5-8: Arms Eyes Legs Your baby’s heart is now beginning to beat lightly. Her eyes, mouth and ears start to form and her OHJVÀQJHUVDQGWRHVDSSHDU%\WKHHQGRIWKH month your baby will be about the size of a penny. Teeth Palate External Genitalia %HQHÀWVRIQRWGULQNLQJDQ\ZLQHEHHURU OLTXRUGXULQJWKHVHFRQGPRQWKRISUHJQDQF\ %DE\ҋVRUJDQVFDQIRUPQRUPDOO\DQG begin to work well +HUEUDLQZLOOFRQWLQXHWRJURZDQG increase in complexity +HFDQVWD\VHFXUHO\DWWDFKHGWR your womb Ears 6285&(-DFREVRQ$VVHVVLQJWKHLPSDFWRIPDWHUQDOGULQNLQJGXULQJDQGDIWHUSUHJQDQF\$OFRKRO+HDOWK5HVHDUFK:RUOGҋ .(<&ULWLFDO'HYHORSPHQWDO3HULRG,PSRUWDQW'HYHORSPHQWDO3HULRG 7KHDERYHFKDUWVKRZVFULWLFDOSHULRGVRIJURZWKIRUHDFKRIWKHPDMRUERG\SDUWVKHDUWEUDLQÀQJHUVHWF During these critical periods there are great advantages to avoiding alcohol, tobacco and other harmful substances so that your baby can develop in the best possible way. Because the brain is growing and increasing capacity throughout the entire pregnancy, there is no safe time to drink wine, beer or liquor. Sponsored by: Weeks 9-16: During the 3rd and 4th months your baby’s body starts to grow very rapidly, catching up with her head and brain. Hair and teeth start to form and her sex organs will complete their development. %\QRZ\RXUEDE\PD\EHDOPRVWLQFKHVORQJ Your baby’s brain continues to develop throughout your entire pregnancy. That is why your prenatal care provider: %HQHÀWVRIQRWGULQNLQJDQ\ZLQHEHHURU liquor during the 3rd/4th months of SUHJQDQF\ +LVRUJDQVFRQWLQXHWRJURZQRUPDOO\ advises there is... <RXUEDE\ҋVEUDLQFDQFRQWLQXHWRGHYHORS and organize her eating and breathing +LVPXVFOHVFDQJHWVWURQJHUVRKH can move normally Pregnancy: Week By Week Weeks 17-40: The last half of pregnancy is all about the brain growing, becoming more complex and ‘hooking up’ to parts of the body like the ears and hands. Your baby’s hands will be complete early on, but the nerve connections won’t be ÀQLVKHGXQWLOFORVHWR\RXUGXHGDWH([SORULQJ inside your uterus soon becomes baby’s prime HQWHUWDLQPHQWDQG\RXUV Your Growing Baby of alcohol, tobacco or other harmful substances during pregnancy. %HQHÀWVRIQRWGULQNLQJDQ\ZLQHEHHURU OLTXRUGXULQJWKHODVWPRQWKVRISUHJQDQF\ %DE\ҋVEUDLQFDQGHYHORSWKHFRQQHFWLRQV for managing her breathing and senses &KDQFHVDUHYHU\JRRGKHZLOOKDYHWKH ability to learn, make friends and be smart! Way to go mom! Almost there! ,WLVQHYHUWRRODWHWRVWRSXVLQJ Stopping at anytime during pregnancy reduces the chances of harm and damage to your baby’s brain. If you need help to quit, please talk to your healthcare provider, counselor or dial 1-800-660-3313 for resources from any phone. Information sources: Mayo Clinic, Pregnancy Week by Week. NTI Upstream. Beginnings of SLO County is a collaborative. Our mission is to build a local culture that supports women in their efforts to abstain from alcohol, tobacco or other harmful substances during pregnancy. )RUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQRUWRMRLQXVFRQWDFW [email protected] www.beginningsofslo.org OR ‘like’ us on facebook.com/beginningsofslo Supporting healthy pregnancies, free of alcohol, tobacco or other harmful substances.
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